SNAP Media Events

NYC's Cardinal Dolan paid pedophile priests to leave?

  • NYC's Cardinal Dolan paid pedophile priests to leave?
  • Minutes from meeting confirm: Dolan discussed paying $20,000 each to child molesters to quietly leave the priesthood
  • Policy appears to have been implemented as revealed in 2006 secret payout to pedophile priest
  • Newly uncovered document from 2003 shows the beginning of Dolan’s “shell game” of moving tens of millions of dollars into newly invented trusts
  • Victims want current Archbishop Listecki to reveal all payouts and costs of sex offenders, release the Milwaukee “Dolan Papers”, including all Finance Council minutes

Victims blast NM bishops and seek outreach in two cases

  • Victims blast Catholic officials
  • They seek “outreach” in two cases
  • One convicted priest was just deported
  • Another was just sued for abuse recently 
  • SNAP to bishops: “Post predators on websites”
  • “And aggressively seek out others in pain,” group says

Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Announce Posting of Huge Confidential Archive

  • Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Announce Posting of Huge Confidential Archive
  • New records about pedophile priests are released
  • Victims announce the posting of thousands of pages
  • Catholic officials fought for 4 years to keep them hidden
  • It’s the biggest disclosure of records of any Catholic religious order
  • Documents show Franciscan officials hid crimes from law enforcement

Group seeks help from CA bishops

  • Group leaflets outside mass
  • It seeks help from all 12 California bishops
  • SNAP: “Help us find those hurt by Irish Brothers
  • Big Catholic religious order declares bankruptcy
  • It’s run at least 3 schools in the state, 1 in Vallejo, 1 in Salinas
  • So those hurt by clerics face an August 1 deadline
  • ‘Last chance’ to expose predators, self help group says
  • Kids abused at the schools should “speak up & seek justice,” SNAP urges

Clergy sex group holds vigil

  • Clergy sex group holds vigil
  • They urge Chaput to disclose more
  • SNAP fears archbishop will “do bare minimum
  • And it urges “others with info” to step forward

New lawsuit v. SLU & Jesuit priest

  • New lawsuit v. SLU & Jesuit priest
  • He’s accused, again, of sexual exploitation
  • He was once university president & professor
  • Case charges he exploited undergrad in counseling
  • SNAP urges Catholic officials to disclose his whereabouts
  • And group begs others who “saw, suspected or suffered” to speak up

Minister, ex- psychologist & ex-radio host sued

  • Minister, ex- psychologist & ex-radio host sued
  • He exploited vulnerable woman, lawsuit says
  • State stripped him of his psychologist license
  • He also worked for Cardinals & Seattle Mariners
  • Church is “using legal technicalities,” SNAP says
  • Group urges others who were hurt to “speak up

Victims blast Albany bishop

  • Victims blast Albany bishop
  • Child sex abuse & cover-up suit filed
  • Last time cleric was sued, he ran off to Ireland
  • He only came back after accuser—another priest—died
  • Cleric then gave one victim hush money & continued abuse
  • Bishop kept priest in ministry despite repeated abuse reports 

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